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Faculty posted by Marshall Montner ’23

Q&A: New Neuroscience Faculty Member Helping Students Discover Their Own ‘Light Bulb Moments’

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Sally Bernardina Seraphin, who joined the Trinity faculty in 2020 and was appointed to a tenure-track position in 2021, wants to inspire her students. “I’m really excited to be part of undergraduate students’ ‘light bulb moments,’” she said. “There’s nothing like seeing an individual finally have all of their studies culminate in a revelation about the universe.”

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Academics posted

Trinity Names Deans’ Scholars for the Class of 2024

Thirty students in the Class of 2024 have earned the designation of Deans’ Scholars, recognizing outstanding academic achievement in their first year at Trinity. Students remain Deans’ Scholars through the end of their sophomore year.

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Faculty posted by Kate Whitman ’23

New Faculty Member Chandranil Chakraborttii: ‘Computer Science Has a Spot in Every Major’

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Chandranil Chakraborttii, who joined the Trinity College faculty in fall 2021, says computer science can be applied to many different fields. “It allows students to think logically, which will help them in their areas of expertise,” he said. Chakraborttii is using his research and industry connections to teach students about artificial intelligence and storage systems.

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Hartford posted by Kate Whitman ’23

Trinity Engineering Students Compete in ‘Make48’ Invention Challenge

Trinity College engineering majors teamed up to participate this fall in Make48, a national collaborative inventor challenge in which “Makers” compete to develop a new commercial product in a 48-hour invent-a-thon weekend. They had two days to plan, prototype, and pitch a new idea, all within the specifications of an assignment.

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Borges Family Contributes $10 Million to Trinity College for Financial Aid

Trinity College has received a $10 million gift from former Trinity trustee and former Connecticut State Treasurer Francisco L. Borges ’74, H’20, his wife Luisa, and his four siblings to support financial aid for outstanding students who would not otherwise be able attend college.

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Trinity College Student-Led Efforts Helped Turn Out the Youth Vote in 2020 Election

Student voting rates at Trinity College increased by 21.5 percentage points in the 2020 election compared to 2016, according to a report from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. Trinity received the 2021 Silver Seal award in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

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Announcement posted by Andrew J. Concatelli

New Trinity Social Justice Initiative Addresses Timely Topics

The new Trinity Social Justice Initiative, launched in fall 2021, aims to increase the collaborative research and scholarly discussions of some of society’s most pressing topics, including wealth inequality, mass incarceration, policing, gender violence, and systemic racism. The initiative is led by co-directors Jordan T. Camp, assistant professor of American studies, and Christina Heatherton, assistant professor of American studies and human rights.